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Last Updated: Tuesday March 22 2005 17:04 GMT

Fastest fingers top text record

The title of world's fastest texter went to a new speedy typer on Tuesday, as 24-year-old Craig Crosbie broke the previous world record.

He tapped out a complicated 25-word message in just 48 seconds, beating the previous best time by 19 seconds.

Craig, from Dumfries beat 11 other finalists at a contest in London, and took home a 50,000 prize.

He sends 75 texts a day, and said: "It still hasn't sunk in. My phone has been ringing non stop since I got home."

The message he had to tap out under supervision from judges was:

The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.

Craig plans to spend part of his winnings on a new phone, but admits his skill probably doesn't run in his family.

"My mum still doesn't seem to have the hang of it although my dad can just about do small messages," he said.

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